Submitted By Todd on May 23rd at 8:21pm
Did you know that there hasn't been a Republican elected to Congress from Hawaii since Barack Obama was a community organizer? Until Saturday, that is.
Republican Charles Djou emerged victorious tonight in the special election to fill Hawaii's vacancy in Congress, giving Hawaii its first GOP member of Congress in 20 years.This is not, sadly, the result of some Hawaiian Awakening.
Djou won the special mail-in election with 39.7 percent of the vote in the final printout, released at 9 p.m.The positive outcome is the result of an ego battle amongst the Compassionate Ones that led to two Democrats seeking the seat.
Democrat Colleen Hanabusa was second at 31 percent, with Democrat Ed Case third at 27.8 percent.The victory only lasts a few months since this was a special election, and there will be another election in November. In November, there can't be a three way runoff, so Djou has his work cut out for him over the next several months.
“This is a momentous day,” Djou told a jubilant crowd at state party headquarters. “We have sent a message to the United States Congress. We have sent a message to the ex-governors. We have sent a message to the national Democrats! We have sent a message to the machine."The President's home state. A Republican. Nice.